‘ Racism has played a role in this ‘- Senator Don Meredith

‘ Racism has played a role in this ‘- Senator Don Meredith

Senator  Don Meredith has broken his silence over  recent calls for his resignation The Jamaica-born senator  who was found to have breached the senate ethics code by engaging in an inappropriate sexual relationship with a young woman that started when she was 16 years old, said several days ago that he was not ready to […]

Liberals implement plans to get rid of “systemic racism” – Whitby MP

Liberals implement plans to get rid of  “systemic racism”  – Whitby MP

Grenada-born Celina Caesar-Chavannes, Member of Parliament for Whitby, Ontario and Parliamentary Secretary to the  Minister of International Development, vividly recalls a conversation she had with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau shortly after she attended  the black government leaders’ summit in Toronto last summer. “When I returned to Ottawa, I immediately called the prime minister and a […]

Drakes back with dancehall beat

Drakes back with dancehall beat

NEW YORK — Drake, the prolific hip-hop star who was last year’s top-selling artist, has returned with a song collection in which he ventures further into dancehall rhythms and taps fellow big names. The Toronto rapper, who has long challenged industry definitions, on Saturday dropped “More Life” and called it not an album or a […]

Senator Don Meredith remains defiant

Senator Don Meredith  remains defiant

By Judy Pham Amid mounting pressure on Senator Don Meredith to resign,  the Jamaica-born politician remains defiant after he was found to have breached the senate ethics code by engaging in an inappropriate sexual relationship with a young woman that started when she was 16 years old. Up to press time, the 52-year old Toronto […]

Archbishop Tutu to receive Luminary Award at UWI Toronto Benefit Gala

Archbishop Tutu to receive Luminary Award  at UWI Toronto Benefit Gala

The University of the West Indies (UWI) has announced that Desmond Mpilo Tutu, Archbishop Emeritus of Cape Town, South Africa, will  be honoured at the eighth annual UWI Toronto benefit gala to be held at The Ritz-Carlton Toronto on Saturday April 1. Archbishop Tutu, the first Black archbishop of  the Anglican Church of Southern Africa, […]

Black community honoured at John Holland awards

Black community honoured at John Holland awards

HAMILTON, Ont. –  Several outstanding members of Hamilton’s black community were honoured on Saturday evening at the annual John C. Holland Awards presentation at LIUNA Station. This year’s event marked the 21st edition of the awards presentation named after Holland who served as pastor of Hamilton’s  Stewart Memorial church known for its connection to the […]

African Canadians receive awards for excellence

African Canadians receive awards for excellence

Canada’s Immigration, Refugee and Citizenship Minister, Ahmed Hussen, told African Canadians in Toronto that ” despite the open and welcoming country we continue to build, we see hatred and intolerance.” Speaking at annual gala of the African Canadian Achievement Awards (ACCA) organization on Saturday night, he said that “all of us must acknowledge that the […]

Hundreds of Canadian children detained in Immigration Holding Centre -report

Hundreds of Canadian children detained  in Immigration Holding Centre -report

A report released on Thursday by the University of Toronto’s International Human Rights Program (IHRP) calls on the Canadian government to implement urgently alternatives to the detention of children rather than confining them in immigration holding facilities or separating them from their detained parents. The report titled Invisible Citizens: Canadian Children in Immigration Detention notes […]

Undocumented immigrant in Canada gets good news

Immigration   is now a hot topic in major news media in the United States and various politicians and commentators are speaking out against President Donald Trump’s stringent laws with respect to the deportation of all undocumented immigrants in that country, totaling nearly 13 million. Is this a humanitarian way of dealing with the undocumented?  This […]

VIEWS ON THE NEWS

VIEWS ON THE NEWS

This week’s question: At recent events in  Toronto to celebrate Black History Month, various speakers complained that not only were African Canadian children overrepresented in Ontario’s child welfare system but that African Canadians who come  in contact with the system are treated differently than their White counterparts. How do you feel about these claims?   […]

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